Sports & recreation

Swimming outdoors

Nothing is more refreshing on hot summer days than swimming. Below you'll find a summary of places where you can swim outdoors.

Outdoor swimming pool in Kortrijk

Open every day from June to the end of August from 12 noon to 7.15 pm - only accessible with a sports card.
Abdijkaai, 8500 Kortrijk – +32 56 27 80 39 - www.kortrijk.be/sport

Outdoor swimming pool Hernieuwenburg in Wielsbeke

Open every day from the end of June to August 31 from 1 to 8 pm (weekdays) and from 2 to 6 pm (weekends). If the weather is really hot: night swimming from 10 pm to 1 am with music, lights and a great atmosphere in the pool and on the patio.
Hernieuwenstraat 14, 8710 Wielsbeke – +32 56 67 32 50

Outdoor swimming pool in Izegem

Open from May 15 to end of June on Wed from 3 to 6.30 pm, on Sat from 2 to 5.45 pm and on Sun from 10 am to 1 pm. Open every day in July and August from 2 to 7.45 pm (weekdays) and from 10 to 11.30 am (weekends). The outdoor pool may be closed depending on the weather.
Heilig Hartstraat 15, 8870 Izegem – +32 51 30 33 22 - http://sport.izegem.be

Swimming zone Gavermeer in Provincial Domain De Gavers in Harelbeke

Open every day in July and August from 11 am to 7 pm. On hot and sunny days (and only if lifeguards are present) open in April, May, June, September and October: Wed from 2 to 7 pm, Sat and Sun from 11 am to 7 pm.
Eikenstraat 131, 8530 Harelbeke – +32 56 23 40 10 - www.west-vlaanderen.be/gavers

Vosselare Put in Deinze

Here you swim in a partitioned off arm of the Lys River. Open from May 15 to September 15 only if lifeguards are present. In July and August if the weather is good mostly from 1.30 to 6.30 pm. Open from September 15 to May 15 on Sundays from 10 to 11 am for winter swimmers.
Kleine Pontstraat 5, 9800 Deinze – +32 9 386 22 43 - www.vosselareput.be

 

De Blaarmeersen in Gent

Open in July and August only if lifeguards are present. Open every day from 11 am to 7 pm. In the spring and autumn when the weather is good (and only if lifeguards are present) from 1 to 6 pm. Free!
Strandlaan 24, 9000 Gent – +32 9 266 81 70 -
https://stad.gent/blaarmeersen

Swimming pool Lago Kortrijk Weide

In addition to a large indoor area, the swimming pool Lago Kortrijk Weide also has an all-weather heated outdoor pool. You can swim here all year round.

Nelson Mandelaplein 19, 8500 Kortrijk - +32 56 44 11 55 - www.lago.be/kortrijk